Martial Arts is a strength based weapon proficiency that is used when fighting with no weapons equipped. Some gloves will improve your unarmed to-hit and damage. Using a shield will incur the normal penalty to hit, but you may fight with multiple shields equipped without incurring any further penalties.
Unarmed damage begins at 2d5+1. For every 8 levels in Martial Arts, the damage die is upgraded by 1 and the damage bonus is increased by another +1. So at level 8 MA, damage is 2d6+2; level 16, 2d7+3; level 24, 2d8+4; level 32, 2d9+5; and so on and so forth.
Every character has levels in Martial Arts.
- All races receive a bonus to Martial Arts.
skillmartial artswill increase Martial Arts by 1 level and train its potential.